Wheel of Fortune Based On Popular TV Show
The Wheel of Fortune has long been a worldwide favourite among slots players. A game released by International Game technology as long ago as 1996 for play in casinos, it is just as popular in the online version. In fact the game has helped to make the developer IGT as well known as it is for the creation of outstanding games. Wheel of Fortune is actually based on the television show of the same name, which was hugely popular in the United States thirty or forty years ago, and IGT has tried to keep the game as near as possible to the formula of that show.
Game Show Prizes as Symbols
The high paying symbols in the Wheel of Fortune include all sorts of prizes that people may win on a game show, like a diamond ring, cars and cruise liners, and a vacation on a tropical beach. There is even a variety of the classic icons similar to those found on the early slot machines, like oranges, grapes, strawberries and watermelons. These fruits are the low paying symbols in the game. The game includes a wheel of fortune symbol which is also a multiplier, and also can replace all other symbols except the Scatter symbols to form winning combinations, as well as giving the player a double payout.
There are three bonus jackpots in the game, one on each of the reels, and each allowing the player to collect certain rewards. The Wheel of Fortune also offers a bonus game that allows players to spin the wheel, while answering questions and puzzles, and thereby collecting jackpot prizes and bonuses. The player will, however, have to play the maximum bet to be able to play this extra bonus game.
The Game Decor
The background of the Wheel of Fortune game is a scene from the television show itself. The game has five reels and five pay lines. The Wheel of Fortune Logo is the bonus symbol in the game, and the Bonus jackpot icon is the Scatter symbol. There are three different bonus jackpot symbols which will give the player a payout of 25 coins. Each of the bonus icons comes with a figure displayed on it, and when a player wins one of the jackpots, either the figure in red, orange or yellow will be added to the jackpot accumulator.
The Wild is the backdrop with the word Wild written on it, and can substitute for all symbols except the bonus jackpot icons and the Wheel of Fortune Logo Scatter. If the player finds five of any matching Wilds on the reels he will be rewarded with a prize.
There is a Wheel of Fortune side bonus game, where the player can win a good payout for matching three of the Wheel of Fortune Scatters, which also act as the bonus icons. The player can collect a fixed prize, although there is a bankrupt spot on the wheel. The second winning spin has three such spots, and these increase in number with every bonus game played.
Possibility of Large Jackpot Win
If the player finds five Wilds appearing on any pay line there is a chance to win the 12500 coin reward. Another way to win this prize is to match up five Wheel of Fortune Logo symbols on a pay line. If the player has wagered the maximum stake allowed, he will then win the huge jackpot offered in Wheel of Fortune.